ZonaFootball - Faced with defending champion FC Porto Europa League instead of wedge for Manchester City.The proof, top standings Premier League was able to steal a 2-1 victory in the last 32 first leg in Portugal (16/2). It makes the City had the upper hand in the second leg at Etihad Stadium at midnight.
Moreover, throughout the season, The Citizens-term City-has a perfect record in the domestic league alias always win in 12 games.
"After a struggle in Portugal, we must not squander the chance in the game home," said City goalkeeper Joe Hart, as quoted by the Associated Press."We should not think just looking for a safe outcome, such as series or just trying to win 1-0. Origin of normal play, we'll be fine, "said England's number one goalkeeper is.Return of the brothers Toure (Yaya and Kolo) of the African Nations Cup and the troublemaker, Carlos Tevez, from exile to coach Roberto Mancini City have more options to develop com position of the player. The only major City diskuad players that are not available only midfielder Owen Hagreaves prisoners.On the other hand, Porto have lost two pillars behind the line when a visit to Manchester.Danilo right-back following a knee ligament injury collision with Yaya Toure in the first leg. Left-back Alvaro Pereira to undergo suspension.But, it does not make Porto shriveled balls. "We are a team with a big squad and a great coach, so we will not find it difficult to formulate the best strategy in every game," said midfielder Joao Moutinho, as reported by the official UEFA website.Porto is also challenged to give the club their first win at home to England. "Losing at home to first in two meetings is certainly not something positive. However, we will travel to Manchester with the confidence to beat them and qualify for the last 16, "said playmaker Lucho zalez Gon.In the meantime, before facing Porto, Argentina legend Diego Maradona criticized the performance of City. City striker Sergio Aguero in-law is considered that City are playing to survive these days with only eleven scored 16 goals in his last fight. Compare that with eleven games early this season with 39 goals productivity.Maradona thought, it can not be separated from Mancini strategy that is too survive. "It could be the cause, she was the Italians there. In fact, the City has the players that qualified to score lots of goals ba, "said coach from Dubai, Al Wasl, the.Head to head Manchester City vs FC Porto:February 17, 2012 (PLE) Porto 1-2 Manchester CityManchester City last five games:February 17, 2012 (PLE) Porto 1-2 Manchester CityFebruary 12, 2012 (EPL) Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester CityFebruary 5, 2012 (EPL) Manchester City 3-0 FulhamFebruary 1, 2012 (EPL) Everton 1-0 Manchester CityJanuary 26, 2012 (PLC) Liverpool 2-2 Manchester CityFC Porto last five games:February 17, 2012 (PLE) Porto 1-2 Manchester CityJanuary 30, 2012 (PLP) Gil Vicente 3-1 PortoJanuary 23, 2012 (PLP) Porto 3-1 Vitoria GuimaraesJanuary 15, 2012 (PLP) Porto 2-0 Rio AveJanuary 8, 2012 (PLP) Sporting 0-0 PortoPredicted line-ups Manchester City vs FC Porto:Manchester City: Joe Hart, Micah Richards, Vincent Kompany, Joleon Lescott, Gael Clichy, Gareth Barry, Samir Nasri, David Silva, Nigel De Jong, Yaya Touré, Mario Balotelli.FC Porto: Helton, Danilo, Pereira Roque Maicon, Alvaro Pereira, Rolando, Lucho González, Joao Moutinho, James Rodríguez, Fernando, Hulk, Silvestre Varela.Prediction score of Manchester City vs FC Porto by ZonaFootball : Manchester City 3-1 FC Porto.